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Ballantrae Hotel , Edinburgh

8 York PlaceView Map
3/5 - Average
(483 reviews)

Why This Hotel?

Good Location
Free Wifi

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Ballantrae Hotel Review and Rating

#129 of 150 hotels in Edinburgh (483 reviews)

Overall Rating (3)

Cleanliness (3.5)

Sleep Quality (3.5)

Value (3)

Service (3.5)

Location (4.5)

Rooms (3)

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Superb option for Edinburgh

by EmonHaque on 16 Jan 2017 (Solo Traveller)

Couldn't have asked for a better experience! Booked a single room, hotel gave me one with 3 beds in it. The room was huge and spotlessly clean. The location was absolutely superb with the airport tram stop right on the doorsteps. And all that for a killer price. Highly recommended! Wifi didn't work - but wasn't really needed for me as I have got two smartphones with unlimited roaming data package. But may be a bit problematic for other travellers

A shocker, no heating, no hot water, no wifi

by chrisaibloom on 11 Jan 2017 (Family Traveller)

There are plenty of good hotels in Edinburgh, best to stay in one of those. At the Ballantrae staff were lovely and bed was comfortable. They are the ONLY positive qualities. We planned to stay 4 nights during January 2017. We found the hotel did not live up to the photos on the website, it is shabby and neglected, overpriced and very noisy. Our room was in a building completely separate to the main building necessitating a walk up the road in the freezing Edinburgh winter to the main building ...
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Quiet, simple, pleasant and handy! Really made the weekend!

by BenWad on 09 Jan 2017 (Couple Traveller)

I believe we stayed in one of the better rooms on offer. Very spacious room with a walk-in wardrobe and a large bathroom offering a shareable shower, a bath with a TV, 2 sinks (his/hers) and just generally very pleasant facilities. Walkable to all the sights of Edinburgh, e.g. approx 5-10 minute walk to Princess Street. Downsides would include parking - there are only 5 spaces in a very tight 5-space car park directly behind the hotel, with nothing other to offer. Street parking nearby is expen...
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Poor calibre of rooms

by Austin K on 03 Jan 2017 (Business Traveller)

Hotel is well located and plesent from the outside but there the positive qualities of this hotel ends. A hole in the floor below a Frayed carpet, dingy lighting with one working bulb damp ceiling. A categorical list of qualities you would associate with a poor quality hostel let alone a "3 star" hotel.

xmas break

by maxi944 on 02 Jan 2017 (Family Traveller)

we stayed here 1week before xmas hotel was really nice staff were helpful the rooms were really spacious with tea and coffee making facilities . breakfast was really nice and healthy makes a change from greasy bacon and egg . there was no lift in the hotel so expect to climb a few flites off stairs . this hotel is at the heart off all the attractions we will definetley return again we didnt experience any noise i suggest if want peace and quiet dont stay in a city 10/10 will be returning

Ballantrae Hotel Address


8 York Place

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

About Ballantrae Hotel



Bar and lounge
Tour desk
Elevator lift
Reception 24 Hrs
Baby sitting
Air conditioner
No smoking
Golf course
Cable satellite tv
Coffee maker
Hair dryer
Complimentary toiletries